The City of Crown Point is pleased to announce the return of its lighted, nighttime St.
Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will begin at dusk Friday, March 17, in the downtown square. Food and
retail vendors will be set up on Joliet Street between Court and Main streets from 3-9 p.m.
“I am excited to kick off 2023 with our signature St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the heart of our beloved
downtown,” Crown Point Mayor Pete Land said. “The parade signals the beginning of spring and various
events to come in the summer, and I can’t wait to see everyone on March 17.”
Hosted since 2008, the annual celebration typically draws thousands to the downtown square.
This year, the festivities will include Shamrock Lane, a new seating and vendor area on the lawn of the
historic Lake County Courthouse, providing a space for people to enjoy local cuisine before the parade.
Instead of hosting the traditional drive-thru Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, the City will share St.
Patrick’s Day specials from local, Crown Point restaurants.
For the first time, the community will be asked to vote for their favorite St. Patrick’s Day Parade float by
visiting www.crownpoint.in.gov. Winners will be announced during the March City Council meeting.
The City also is accepting entries to its annual logo decorating and downtown window decorating
Participants 17 and under are invited to design a new City of Crown Point logo with elements of St.
Patrick’s Day, such as leprechauns, shamrocks and the color green. Entries must be hand-drawn and
submitted by Tuesday, Feb. 21. Entries can be submitted in person at the Crown Point Community Library
or at the PACE Department Office on the second floor of Bulldog Park, or mailed to Bulldog Park, 183 S.
West St., Crown Point, IN 46307. Winners will be announced during the March City Council meeting.
Crown Point businesses can sign up for the Window Decorating Contest through Friday, Feb. 24.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 10, residents and visitors will be invited to vote on
their favorite business window display by visiting www.crownpoint.in.gov. Winners will be announced
during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/3DqxyAQ.
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